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Phenomenal Woman

Throughout history until today, women have been shaping our world and connecting the community with each other in essential ways. Explore their crucial work and their inspiring stories.
The Codebreaker
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52:49
American Experience

The Codebreaker

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1:26:06
Independent Lens

Served Like a Girl

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56:40
Artbound

Artist and Mother

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Lost LA

These Two Women Spent Decades Highlighting the African Heritage of L.A.

Throughout the last century, two prominent African American women — Charlotta Bass and Miriam Matthews — consistently shone a light on the city's early African heritage, raising awareness of the Black heritage of the city's first settlers.
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Lost LA

The Savvy Mexican Businesswoman Behind the Iconic Bradbury Building

While the building’s namesake Lewis Bradbury is often referenced in historical accounts, his wife Simona is rarely mentioned alongside him even though she oversaw his business affairs after his death, including the completion of the iconic Bradbury Building.
Photographic portrait of Mrs. Arcadia de Baker; previously Mrs. Abel Stearns, Arcadia Bandini, ca.1885. She can be seen from the waist up turned slightly to the left in an oval cutout. Her long dark hair is parted up the middle and pulled back to her neck. She is wearing a frilly shawl over a frilly dress with a low neckline.
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Lost LA

The Powerful Mexican Woman Who Helped Shape Early Santa Monica

Arcadia Bandini Stearns de Baker was rich, beautiful and connected. This savvy businesswoman would be an important player in early California and helped shape Santa Monica and the west side of Los Angeles.
City of Ghosts
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Artbound

Animated Series 'City of Ghosts' Explores L.A.'s Rich and Complicated Histories for Kids

Award-winning animator Elizabeth Ito explores L.A.'s rich, diverse history in a hybrid documentary and animated series, "City of Ghosts."
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Independent Lens

9to5: The Story of a Movement

They couldn’t kill their bosses, so they did the next best thing — they organized.
Season 22 Episode 7
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Power & Health

Santa Ana Activists Argue More Green Space and Affordable Housing Are Key to Fighting Pandemic’s Spread

In Santa Ana, a majority Mexican and renting population is heavily affected by pandemic. Advocates argue that the need to address the community’s lack of affordable housing and green space, crucial public health issues even before coronavirus, is now even more urgent.
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Earth Focus

Women Solar Engineers Transform Zanzibar Communities

Women attending the Barefoot College in Zanzibar are learning solar power engineering.
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SoCal Connected

Laura Chick Challenged LA’s Powerful Police Union

LA City Councilwoman Laura Chick questions whether elected officials have done enough.
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